Course Summary

This ITSSAR accredited course will provide the delegate with relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills to safely operate a MEWP.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course successful candidates will:

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98
  • LOLER 98 and Working at Height Regulations
  • Safe operator practices including planning of work and risk assessment
  • Daily and weekly maintenance schedules
  • Identification of components and pre-use checks
  • Interpretation of safety information
  • Selection and use of personal safety equipment
  • Start up/shut down procedures
  • Testing of safety devices, limit switches and hydraulic functions
  • Factors effecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined spaces (level/inclines/rough terrain – where
  • applicable)
  • Positioning the vehicle for work
  • Basic operational techniques/accessing at height
  • Banksman signalling
  • Working near overhead power lines
  • Working near water
  • Working on/travelling on the public highway (where relevant)
  • Emergency lowering procedures
  • Battery care and maintenance/re-charging procedures (where relevant)
  • Re-fuelling procedures (where relevant)
  • Parking and post-stop checks
  • Requirements for thorough examinations

Maximum number of learners



Novice: 1-2 Days

Experienced: 1 day

Refresher: 1 Day


Theory question paper

Practical assessment


Delegates will be awarded an ITSSAR certificate of attendance and, will be registered on the TOPS scheme.

If required, an ITSSAR ID card can also be provided at an additional charge.


Please get in contact either by phoning the office on 02830838267 or by emailing to discuss a price


We run this course at our premises in Newry and for our clients across Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland at their premises or a suitable site of their choosing

*The following course(s) have been registered by CITB NI for grant assistance to registered in scope employers

Any Questions, Get in touch.